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57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers

By Simon Campbell-Young 3 hours ago

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FYI: Google Home Mini works just fine in South Africa

Google hardware is notoriously tough to come by in South Africa, as we've found out over the past couple of years

By Hadlee Simons 3 hours ago

The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine
The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine

Bizcommunity was privileged to receive an invitation to the Volvo Ocean 65 Practice Race, the in-port manoeuvres designed to give participants of the The Volvo Ocean Race a practice run

By Terry Levin 20 hours ago

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#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom
#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom

Net#work BBDO strategist Kerry Hibberd is going to be swapping creative strategy for volunteering next year, as part of Vodacom's Change the World programme

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018
African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events

By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017

Speakers on panel (from left to right): Brett StClair, Dave Duarte, Jorn Lyseggen, Reona Bassudeo and moderator, John Sanei.
Outside Insight debate: AI is not intelligent

As part of the promotional book launch of Meltwater's CEO, Jorn Lyseggen's book, Outside Insight, the company hosted a panel discussion about the impact of AI on corporate decision making

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Come over to the bright side
#NewCampaign: Come over to the bright side

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg have just launched MTN's summer brand campaign and everything about it is next level

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2017

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Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

SA's Droppa plans Cape Town, Durban rollouts next year
SA's Droppa plans Cape Town, Durban rollouts next year

South African on-demand logistics startup, Droppa, is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

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Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) often throws up visions of a futuristic Earth, where self-aware robots are programmed to be ethical in their behaviour and protect human lives at all costs

By Pieter Engelbrecht 21 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday
#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday

Inspired by the global trend towards giving back instead of getting on Black Friday, local home cleaning company SweepSouth is transferring the savings it would usually give to its customers on a day like this and handing them back to its 'SweepStars'. Here's how it works

By Jessica Tennant 21 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 20 Nov 2017

Safeguarding your customers against the threat of identity theft
Safeguarding your customers against the threat of identity theft

A recent data breach exposed the personal information of 30-million South Africans, including emails, ID numbers, addresses and contact numbers, and, in some cases, even passwords

By Wynand Smit 17 Nov 2017

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

Colin Thornton
Deep packet sniffing, penetration testing and vulnerabilities: A guide to modern IT security

Yes, I know what you're thinkingthis sounds like some kind of twisted geek version of Fifty Shades of Grey. And while I hope our message can instil the same kind of reader and media frenzy as that soft porn novel and film, it is admittedly a far more sombre (and arguably far more important) topic for discussion: IT security and mobility

By Colin Thornton 16 Nov 2017

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#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

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Top seven lessons to help you maximise the African app-ortunity

We love mobile and have been fortunate enough to work on the initial versions of many of South Africa's leading apps over the last seven years

By Lynette Hundermark 15 Nov 2017

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Digital transformation and the disruptor's curse

More feared than JK Rowling's Dementors, disruptors are proving to be the nightmare of established brick-and-mortar (B&M) businesses around the world

By Anton Cabral 14 Nov 2017

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Strange bedfellows. Banks and start ups need to collaborate

New customer preferences threaten the traditional business models of financial services companies and large banks

By Peter Alkema 13 Nov 2017

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Managing your business in the freelance economy

Remote working is the way of the future, and with the rise of the gig economy, driven by an ever-growing freelance workforce, comes the challenge of project managing a team working from different locations

By Dan Marcus 13 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem
#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem

Emeka Afigbo, strategic products partnerships manager at Facebook, says he is often reminded just how much the technical ecosystem in Africa has grown and how the internet is drastically changing the continent.

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Nov 2017

Lillian Barnard from Microsoft SA giving us some insight on digital transformation at AfricaCom.
#AfricaCom: Digital transformation is real and it's urgent

Lillian Barnard, director for the Public-Sector at Microsoft SA, addresses the urgency of digital transformation, gives pointers on how companies can start to embark on their digital transformation journey and shares some of the benefits of doing it before your business is left behind

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Nov 2017

Jason Peisl, PnP's information systems executive. Photo: YouTube
#AfricaCom: How Bitcoin made PnP sexy and other stories

One of the unplanned, but positive, spin offs from Pick n Pay's (PnP) Bitcoin experiment is that it has made retail sexier in attracting talent

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

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#AfricaCom: Rural healthcare and digitalisation

Given the proliferation of mobile devices in Africa, it makes sense that digital tools would alleviate many of the healthcare issues in the out-of-the-way places

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Gaining a competitive advantage
#AfricaCom: Gaining a competitive advantage

AfricaCom 2017 is once again abuzz with delegates from all over the world and is even bigger and better than ever before - as is customary for events like these

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes
#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes

Vodacom recently launched its summer rewards promotion, 'Shake Every Day'. Prior to the official launch, the campaign had already encountered 14 million customer interactions

By Jessica Tennant 8 Nov 2017

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Embrace automation  - you have no choice
NEC/XON Summit 2017: Embrace automation  - you have no choice

Mark Hosking from Juniper shared some thoughts on the journey from automation to autonomy in his presentation, 'The self-driving network: From automation to autonomy', at the sixth annual NEC/XON Summit

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

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